Liverpool should use 18-year-old wonderkid to rest £34m star, would help assemble dream midfield
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Liverpool should use Harvey Elliott to rest Mo Salah

Liverpool aren’t exactly blessed with depth in the final third. The Reds are short staffed to say the least when it comes to the attack. However, the midfield, when fully fit, is pretty well stocked. Liverpool should use Harvey Elliott to rest Mo Salah this term.

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Lack of depth in the attack

This summer Kopites were pleading for signings.

The Reds lost Gini Wijnaldum, leaving something of a void in the middle of the park whilst the attack was also left short on numbers.

In the final third Jürgen Klopp has just the four players to occupy three slots.

Therefore, a couple of injuries can lead to a massive drop off in quality as we could be forced to turn to the likes of Divock Origi.

Harvey Elliott emergence

Last season the Reds sent one of their most promising youngsters out on loan to the Championship.

Harvey Elliott spent the season with Blackburn Rovers and he was a standout performer for the second tier side.

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He made 41 appearances in the league, starting 31 of those games he scored seven and assisted 11.

This term he’s taken part in all three of the Reds’ opening Premier League fixtures, starting the last two games against Burnley and Chelsea.

Harvey Elliott to rest Mo Salah

This season the wonderkid has been used in centre midfield, a new role for him.

However, his natural position is on the right wing, making him the natural backup for our Egyptian King.

The Reds shouldn’t forget the teenager’s natural position as we’ll need to rest our £34m legend at points this term.

Harvey Elliott should be used to give Mo Salah a rest this term.

The move would also help assemble the dream Liverpool midfield of Fabinho, Thiago and Jordan Henderson.

Whilst we expect the boss to use the teenager predominantly in the middle this season his future surely lies on the wing and remind him of that will keep Mo Salah fresh.

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